Friday, February 06, 2015
Tom Brokaw To NBC News: Fire Brian Williams
As more evidence emerges that Brian Williams not only repeatedly told a made-up story of being on a military helicopter that came under enemy fire during his coverage of the Iraq War after being corrected by colleagues and the soldiers present, more stories of fabrications in the past by Williams are emerging. His predecessor, Tom Brokaw, is reportedly telling folks that NBC News must fire Williams. The New Post says Williams had been counseled by colleagues on several occasions to stop telling the tale from Iraq over a several year period before he finally apologized to viewers this week. "Brokaw wants Williams’ head on a platter," an NBC source said. "He is making a lot of noise at NBC that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report." The report goes on to say that NBC executives have no plans to fire Williams, let alone discipline him.